In Focus Podcast

Episode 63  

Don’s job description changed from art critic to art writer since virtual exhibits aren’t conducive to proper reviews…

Don Wilkinson

Welcome back painter/art writer Don Wilkinson to In-Focus Podcast Number 63. Don was one of our earliest guests on Podcast Episode 4.

He received his BFA in Printmaking from the Swain School of Design in 1982, and his MFA in Visual Design from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in 1991. He wrote the pre-pandemic BART Chat and Art Beat columns for Southcoast Today

His writings have appeared in Artscope Magazine, Art New England, The Standard-Times, The Providence Journal, Ceramics Ireland Magazine, and other publications. With the advent of the global pandemic, Don’s title of art critic has given way to art writer since his efforts are now more focused on writing about the artists of the Southcoast in the Artist Profiles for the Southcoast Today [Standard-Times] Thursday Coastin’ Magazine.

He lives with his wife Elizabeth, a fabric artist and photographer, in New Bedford along with their three dogs, two cats, a rabbit, and a flock of hens.


Listen in on the conversation as The Artist Index’s host, Ron Fortier, speaks with painter/art writer Don Wilkinson about his art, his writing, the Swain School of Design, and a lot more! This episode was recorded with Zoom during the pandemic of 2020.

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE PODCAST LINK or LISTEN HERE(new episodes are added a short time after being posted here)The whole concept of The Artists Index and the journey we are on is are still in the making and very organic.

And, at this critical time in our country’s history, challenged by the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have continued to podcast remotely, assisted by Zoom, in order to assure that our guests remain safe and, in the comfort of their home. If you would like to be a guest or, have a suggestion, please let us know!

Don Wilkinson

38 Chancery Street

New Bedford, MA




This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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